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Liberty Prize Catalog
1 Liberty Prize Catalog
New York, NY Macfadden Publications 1934 First Edition; First Printing Magazine Good with No dust jacket as issued 
Some soiling to cover with creases to corners. Contents clean and bright. This catalog was used by "salesboys" who sold magazines in the 1930's for MacFadden Publications. They would earn coupons "greenies and brownies" which they could then redeem for prizes. Bernarr Macfadden (1868-1955) " became the most successful publisher of magazines in history. He was the first magazine publisher to establish a large, loyal readership. His circulation numbers were the highest in the industry exceeding even the publications of William Randolph Hearst. He truly revolutionized the publishing industry. Virtually overnight Macfadden's net worth increased astronomically. By 1924 at age 56 he had become a multi-millionaire" (bernarrmacadden.com). A rare, if not unique, example of this method of selling which gained momentum after the "Great Depression". Rare.; Vol. 10; Photographs, illustrations 
Price: 200.00 USD
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The Mentor - The Story Of the Pilgrims, Hart, Albert Bushnell
2 Hart, Albert Bushnell The Mentor - The Story Of the Pilgrims
Crowell Publishing 1920 First Edition Paperback Fair with no dust jacket 
Hole worn in front cover. See scan.; 8; 0.75 x 10 x 7 Inches; 40 pages 
Price: 9.97 USD
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The Ohio River (The Mentor) August 2, 1920 (Vol. 8 #12) Serial No. 208, Hart, Albert Bushnell
3 Hart, Albert Bushnell The Ohio River (The Mentor) August 2, 1920 (Vol. 8 #12) Serial No. 208
The Mentor Association, Inc. 1920 First Edition; Various Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Green and buff color. ; 12mo 7" - 7˝" tall 
Price: 18.97 USD
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Jared Lillie, 1776, His Book, Lillie, Jared
4 Lillie, Jared Jared Lillie, 1776, His Book
None listed Jared Lillie 1776 First Edition; First Impression Ephemera Good with No dust jacket as issued 
This handwritten paper booklet dated 1776 looks to be a journal/diary of the author. Strings holding text block. It could also be a practice booklet for Universial Penmanship as many of the illustrations follow this penmanship style akaThe Universal Line of Beauty style which was utilized in the 14th Century through the 19th Century. There are two references to Penmanship, one is a letter to Joseph Champion the writing Master to St. Pauls School London and one a Poem on the Universal Penman by M. John Bancks (an English writer (1709-1751).. There seems to be a missing page and two pages are missing half pages. This is a personal diarylike journal that contains handwritten notes or penmenship practice writing of author in ink , Ben Franklin obituary, a sample Bill of Parcel, an Epitaph. The List of children with birth dates from 1785 to 1806 appear to be family members. (Thomas born Jan 25,1786,Lucy born Novermer 27, 1785 0r 6, Jack Oct. 19, 1788, Bradford b. Dec. 27, 1790, Elisha b. Oct 21, 1792, Jared born Nov 7, 1795, Susanah b. May 25, 1797, Susanah departed this life June 29, 1800, Washington B. Nov. 10, 1793, Mary b. Oct 12, 1802 (?), Abram, b. April 11, 1806. At the bottom of each page is written "Jared Lillie's book 1776" The handwriting is excellent and there are handwritten "decorations" throughout. Many of the pages have "ink blotting" that makes some pages hard to read. There are also arithmetic computations/calculations on a few pages. Research shows a Jared Lillie born March 27, 1759 to a Elisha and Hulda (Tilden) Lillie from Windham, Ct. This may be the same Jared as one of the children listed in the Journal is Elisha which would be Jared's father's name and Abram Little who's birth date corresponds with an Abraham Little in the Windham Ct. genealogies. There is no listing of a city, state or location in the journal but Windham, Ct could be correct based on the exact date in an online genealogy.. This is an excellent example of a "period" piece of early Americana ephemera dated the year 1776 which is 240+ years old. See scan of cover. Book now in archival sleeve to protect condition. Rare, unique. ; Drawings; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 12 pages 
Price: 299.97 USD
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Ireland Today   April, 1921 (Vol. 9 #3), Newman, E. M.
5 Newman, E. M. Ireland Today April, 1921 (Vol. 9 #3)
The Crowell Publishing Company 1921 First Edition Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Magazine may have some minor tears or soiling otherwise fine condition. The Irish in American History, Irish songs mccormack sings, The worlds funniest railroad, millions and miles of seed, puppets and puppetering. Scarce if not rare.; The Mentor; 40 pages 
Price: 18.97 USD
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Sidney Smith, 8 x 10 Black and White Photo signed, Smith, Sidney
6 Smith, Sidney Sidney Smith, 8 x 10 Black and White Photo signed
c1917 First Edition; First Impression Non-Book Very Good with no dust jacket Signed by Author
This is an 8 x 10 Photo of Sidney Smith under a statue of Andy Gump holding his two dogs. (Original not a reproduction) The photo has his inscription on face that says " To John G. Kidd, Yours for Fun. Sidney Smith." Robert Sidney Smith was the creator of the great American family epic 'The Gumps'. Smith was already almost forty years old when the first panel of this strip was published, in 1917. In 1908, he published his first comic, 'Buck Nix'. When he got hired by the Chicago Tribune the name changed to 'Old Doc Yak'. In 1919, Smith was forced to abandon this strip due to the immense popularity of 'The Gumps', which had greatly boosted the Tribune's circulation. The Gump family brought Smith fame and riches, which he spent on several houses and cars. The depression of the 1930s did not affect him, for he was able to sign a new contract with the Tribune that paid him a million dollars over the next three years, plus a brand new Rolls Royce as a bonus. Driving home after having closed the deal, Sidney Smith collided with another car and was killed instantly. After that 'The Gumps' were taken over by Gus Edson.The Gumps inspired Amos 'n' Andy and thus had a huge influence on the introduction of radio serial continuity and radio-television situation comedies, as detailed by broadcast historian Elizabeth McLeod in the "Andy Gump to Andy Brown" section of her popular culture essay, "Amos 'n' Andy—In Person" and her book, The Original Amos 'n' Andy: Freeman Gosden, Charles Correll, and the 1928–43 Radio Serial (McFarland, 2005). Mainly due to the research of McLeod, Sidney Smith is now regarded as a seminal figure in 20th-century popular culture. Extremely Rare! We provide delivery tracking on US orders. Possibly no publication date in item.; Autograph; Photograph; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 1 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 129.97 USD
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